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Clathrus crispus


This mushroom is known as the latticed stinkhorn, the basket stinkhorn, or the red cage. It is found growing in leaf litter, on garden soil, grassy places, or in mulches. Though it isn't clear if it is edible, apparently its smell is enough to deter anyone interested in eating it. It puts off a scent similar to rotting meat to attract insects, which help disperse its spores.


Paseo lineal Piñones


Esta fue encontrada en el Parque lineal de Piñones, Puerto Rico. La misma crecioben suelo arenoso ya que esta cerca de el mar.

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Torrecilla Baja, Puerto Rico, USA

Spotted on Jan 25, 2015
Submitted on May 25, 2015

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